Aseefa Bhutto Zardari is the youngest child of former president Asif Ali Zardari and former PM Benazir Bhutto. The 27-year-old Aseefa is set to make her political debut on Monday in Multan jalsa.
Aseefa will address the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) jalsa in Multan on November 30 making her political debut. Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani announced it on Friday while talking to reporters.
Meanwhile, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz will also address the same rally.
In the absence of Zardari and PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Gilani and his sons are overseeing the preparations of the jalsa. Monday’s gathering will also mark PPP’s 53rd foundation day.
Bilawal is currently in self-isolation after he was tested positive for COVID-19. He shared the news on Twitter that he was currently experiencing mild symptoms. The PPP chairperson also could not attend the much-awaited engagement ceremony of his sister Bakhtawar.
Bakhtawar and her fiance Mahmood Choudhry exchanged rings in a simple yet lavish engagement ceremony last night.
My brother speaks for the entire Pakistan, Aseefa once claimed
In an old interview with BBC Urdu, Aseefa had said that PM Imran Khan has had more failures and successes.
“[PM] Imran Khan has had more failures than successes. There has been a crackdown on freedom of speech, freedom of association, human rights – these are all happening under his term.”
Aseefa also noted similarities between Khan’s government and the dictatorship of former President Pervez Musharraf. A Dawn report had quoted her as saying in the interview.
“He [PM Khan] had promised the Pakistani people that he would create 10 million jobs. However, he has yet to create a single job. Imran Khan has actually created more instability and many millions of people have been laid off due to this economic instability.
“He promised he would make five million homes. He is yet to make one house and has (instead) destroyed millions (of homes).”
“[PM] Imran Khan promised that he would rather commit suicide than go asking other nations for aid; however, he is seen in every single country with the same begging bowl in his hand,” Aseefa added.
“This is what is happening today in Imran Khan’s Pakistan, u-turn after u-turn,” she told BBC Urdu.
Talking about her motivation to join politics despite hardships, Aseefa had said that she had lost her grandfather and her mother. She said her family “had made a lot of sacrifices”.
“My brother speaks for the entire Pakistan, and we will therefore continue to speak up and stand by our chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.”
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